Definition of amenity
1 : something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment hotels with modern amenities providing residents with the basic amenities
2 usually amenities : something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships maintaining social amenities
3a : the quality of being pleasant or agreeableb (1) : the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure (2) : a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value
Examples of amenity in a Sentence
The hotel has every amenity you could want.
an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior
Recent Examples of amenity from the Web
WorkplaceDynamics asks workers questions that range from management effectiveness and workplace amenities to whether pay and benefits are competitive.
At this communal workspace, the amenities are a bit more glamorous than the free wifi and coffee offered at most co-working spaces.
Libertyville trustees on June 27 unanimously approved a $374,000 contract for the rink to be reassembled with various new amenities at the Libertyville Sports Complex along Route 45 next to a softball field.
The five-star Hôtel de Crillon, also scheduled to reopen on Wednesday after a four-year renovation, will have an extensive range of Buly amenities in each bedroom — a major coup for the brand.
The report concludes building only 158 homes would mean eliminating all the amenities that will benefit the community, including a green belt around the entire project.
The project, funded by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, will include new benches and other furniture, pavement, landscaping, handrails, lighting, a floating fountain and other amenities.
Among the differences, each package purchased through the Tailgate Guys requires the full-service amenities.
Or really, anyone who could use a nearly 2 million-square-foot building with all the amenities – utilities, streets, parking – in the heart of the Midwest.
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Origin and Etymology of amenity
Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
AMENITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amenity for English Language Learners
: something that makes life easier or more pleasant
AMENITY Defined for Kids
Definition of amenity for Students
1 : the quality or characteristic of being pleasant or agreeable
2 amenities plural : something that makes life easier or more pleasant Our hotel has many amenities.
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